Posted May 09, 2012 on
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Desmond Jennings knee injury is not serious and he could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday, Brandon Guyer gets the call while Jeff Keppinger deals with "a personal matter" and Jeff Niemann puts his perfect against the Yankees on the line Wednesday night. All of that and more inside.

Rays' Matt Joyce injured on go-ahead HR swing

Your browser does not support iframes. There aren’t many things that can ruin a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. With the Yankees and Rays tied 1-1 on Wednesday night, runners on the corners and two out, Rays outfielder Matt Joyce found a way. As you can see from the video above, Joyce hit what turned out to be a game-winning homerun but fell like a ton...

Rays activate Keppinger, put Allen on DL

The Tampa Bay Rays have activated infielder Jeff Keppinger from the restricted list and put first baseman-outfielder Brandon Allen on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps. The Rays made the moves before Thursday night's game against New York. Keppinger started at designated hitter - he's 8 for 17 lifetime against Yankees starter CC Sabathia. Keppinger...

Price, Rays ready to face Sabathia in New York

Tune into Sun Sports at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees. While lefties David Price and CC Sabathia rank among the better pitchers in the game, this enticing matchup has proven to be a one-sided affair. With Price looking to improve to 4-0 against Sabathia, the Tampa Bay Rays seek a ninth win in 10 meetings with the New York Yankees as the teams...

With series at stake, Rays show fortitude

Considering how the Tampa Bay Rays were tumbling lately, it was only fitting that Matt Joyce took a dramatic spill Wednesday night while lifting his team out of its tailspin. His three-run blast in the top of the ninth at Yankee Stadium was one of the more unusual game-winners in recent memory. The clutch rip into the right field seats off New York closer David Robertson left Joyce...

Rays' Jennings could be back as soon as Wednesday

The Tampa Bay Rays have already had the depth of their lineup severely tested, playing without center fielder B.J. Upton the first two weeks of the season and losing third baseman Evan Longoria for two months. Thus, they felt relieved with word that the knee injury sustained by left fielder Desmond Jennings was minor and should only sideline him a few days. Jennings sustained...

Joyce HR caps Rays' rally past Yanks

Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night. In his first chance since taking over for injured star Mariano Rivera, Robertson escaped a bases-loaded jam to save Tuesday night's 5-3 victory over...

Price, Rays struggle in finale vs. Sabathia

NEW YORK (AP) -- CC Sabathia outpitched David Price for the first time in six career matchups between the All-Star lefties, Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson homered and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night. The Yankees overcame a pair of early errors by third baseman Eduardo Nunez to take the series and send Tampa Bay to its fourth loss in five games...

Yankees 5, Rays 3

NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon didn't expect to get much of a break just because the New York Yankees would not have injured closer Mariano Rivera for the rest of the season. While Maddon said he'd rather face a healthy Rivera than see him hurt, he paid a compliment to Rivera's main successor for the season, David Robertson, before Tuesday's game...

OUCH!!! (Video)

This Tampa Bay Rays fan should have played better defense! PROTECT YOURSELF!!!

Game 30: ‘Houdini’ Slips Up

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-5941\"> Tampa Bay Rays 4 — New York Yankees 1   David Robertson’s ‘Houdini’ act was unsuccessful in tonight’s 4-1...

Has a Nut Busting Ball to a Girls Face been Better than this?

There is the devil that has been missing in the Tampa Bay Rays the last few years. Does this get him laid is the real question? [Follow me @TravisHouser]

Inside The Park Blog: BP Park Event At Tropicana Field by Jason Collette

This past Saturday, Bradley Ankrom and Jason Collette hosted the first Baseball Prospectus ballpark event at Tropicana Field. The special guests were Baseball Director Erik Neander and Assistant Scouting Director Rob Metzler.  The group gathered in the private Bar 410 area in the left field bleachers while the Rays and A's took batting practice and asked many probing...

Guyer Back and Ready to Produce

Durham outfielder Brandon Guyer is back from a short DL stint and ready to continue producing for the Bulls. One of the best hitters in the International League, the 26-year-old hopes to get his timing back soon, while manager Charlie Montoyo knows that Guyer will get his call to the big leagues soon enough.
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